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Days of Freedom Gone


Always liked the humour of this joke ( is it really humour though? ha ha )

Mother goes into her daughter’s bedroom. “You’ve got to get up for school.”
Daughter pulls the blankets over her head and replies, “I don’t want to go to school, mother.”
“But you have to,” Mother said.
“I don’t want to. All the kids make fun of me.” Mother pulls the blanket back a little, “You don’t have any choice. You’ve got to get up for school.”
“OK, OK”, says the daughter, “But only if you give me one very good reason!”
“You’re 53years old and you’re the teacher.”

Well it’s that day for me. The alarm is due to go off in five minutes but I have actually been awake since my husband’s earlier alarm.

I have had time to calculate this term has 53 work days . So little time in reality to do so much. I’m excited to return. I think most kids are like that too. I look forward to catching up with my colleagues and setting up my new class. I look forward to getting to know my new class and helping them to rise to new challenges and to have many successful achievements under their belt by the end of those 53 days.

But I do rue the days of laziness, doing things when I want and as I want and completing tasks I’ve set myself. I will miss the ‘no alarm’ wake up and no pre-made lunches.
But I’m lucky that I’m going back to a job , a job I love even, as not everyone is that fortunate.

Wishing all the children, parents and teachers an exciting , prosperous school year.

Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

8 thoughts on “Days of Freedom Gone

  1. The kids don’t go back in NSW until next week though right?
    My Tween starts high school this morning! 🙂
    Have a good day.

  2. You must be a wonderful teacher. You love your job…but you also know what it’s like to be on the other side…the student who wants to sleep in. Empathy is great at bridging the gap…

    • You are right, I may make jokes about it but I do love my job. I gained a lot of empathy from my own school memories and from sending my own kids to school. I trey to have a class I’d be pleased for my kids to have been in .

  3. My post today is on a similar theme. Post Australia Day seems like the real start of the year to me as well.

  4. I didn’t see that one coming. Very funny! 🙂

    I miss being a student. I was one of those strange children who wanted to go to school in blizzards and/or with a temperature.

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